Scotland v Sweden
International Friendly Match
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
SMiSA Stadium, Paisley
On Tuesday, 26 October 2021, Scotland will take on Olympic finalists Sweden at the SMiSA Stadium in Paisley, kick-off 7.05pm.
The match will follow Scotland’s third FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifier, against Hungary at Hampden Park, on Friday, 22 October 2021.
Sweden reached the final of the 2021 Olympics, defeating reigning FIFA World Cup champions USA 3-0 en-route. Despite losing out to Canada, they walked away with a silver medal and are currently ranked the second best team in the world.
Due to 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) activity in Glasgow, Hampden Park is unavailable to host the match.
Scotland will instead return to a stadium which holds fond memories for SWNT, after defeating Switzerland 2-1 in Paisley on the road to qualifying for the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
Pedro Martinez Losa said: “I am looking forward to this fixture to give opportunity to a lot of players and provide people with vital international experience against top level opposition.
“My first three matches as head coach are qualifiers but this one will be equally important in terms of a development opportunity for the players.
“Sweden will be a really competitive, complicated side to play against. They showed that recently with their performances at the Olympics, managed by a top head coach who has brought a lot of competitiveness to the team.
"They are a group of really talented players who are playing at some of the top clubs around the world. It’s a tough challenge but one we’re looking forward to. It’ll act as perfect preparation for the game against Spain in November.”
Ticket information for this match will follow in due course.